How eMentoring Works
At the start of the school year, Aboriginal youth (called mentees) are paired with a mentor in university or college who has similar interests and preferences. Together, mentees and mentors work through a fun and interactive online program called the Personal Quest and communicate through an online platform similar to a discussion board. All messages are filtered to ensure the safety of both the mentee and mentor.
There are two levels to the Personal Quest. Mentees in the Junior Quest are usually in grade 6-8, and mentees in the Senior Quest are usually in grade 9-12. Each Quest is different and is full of videos, games and questions that mentees talk about with their mentor. The Quest is designed to be completed over the school year, and Mentees will receive a certificate when they complete the Quest.
The Junior Quest is for students who are in the middle year grades (6-8). The focus of this quest is finding your strengths and improving your skills. Within the quest there are many funny videos, and entertaining online activities and games. Each unit contains videos featuring Aboriginal role models speaking about their own experiences as they relate to the topic. Some examples of topics covered in the quest include: using the internet, figuring out and building on your skills, setting goals and discovering your allies.
The Senior Quest is for students who are in grades 9-12. The focus of this quest is to help you start to think about post-secondary education and life after high school. The quest has a lot of funny videos, and entertaining online activities and games. Each unit contains videos featuring Aboriginal role models speaking about their own experiences. Some examples of the topics covered include: how to build on your skills, setting goals, learning how to plan your budget and exploring career possibilities.
The Personal Quest is hosted on